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Artist: John Cage

Year: 1982
Country: Germany
Catalog No: Athenäum Verlag; ISBN 3-7610-8185-5
Format: Tape
A1 John Cage Reading Roaratorio (Beginning) 10:10
  Roaratorio. An Irish Circus On Finnegans Wake
A2 A Radio Play, Part I 31:35
B1 A Radio Play, Part II 28:20
B2 Laughtears (Conclusion)Interviewee – John CageInterviewer – Klaus Schöning 13:55
Companies, etc.
  • Made By – Geyer Tonkopie
  • Bagpipes [Uillean Pipes] – Seamus Ennis (tracks: A2, B1)
  • Bodhrán – Mell Mercier* (tracks: A2, B1), Peadher Mercier* (tracks: A2, B1)
  • Composed By – John Cage (tracks: A1 to B1)
  • Cover [Umschlaggestaltung] – Design Team, München*
  • Fiddle – Paddy Glackin (tracks: A2, B1)
  • Flute – Matt Malloy (tracks: A2, B1)
  • Other [Editor Assistant] – Peter Behrendsen
  • Other [Editor] – Klaus Schöning
  • Performer [Realization] – John Cage, John David Fullemann
  • Vocals [Singer] – Joe Heaney (tracks: A2, B1)
  • Voice – John Cage (tracks: A1 to B1)
Roaratorio. Ein irischer Circus über Finnegans Wake (1979)
Hörspiel von John Cage
Roaratorio. An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake (1979)
A radio play by John Cage

Laughtears (1979)
Gespräch John Cage/Klaus Schöning
Laughtears (1979)
John Cage/Klaus Schöning: a conversation

Production: Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln, Süddeutscher Rundfunk Stuttgart, Katholieke Radio Omroep Hilversum
Technical cooperation: IRCAM, Paris
First transmission: 22 October 1979, WDR3-Hörspielstudio

Published together with a book of the same title.
The 184-page bilingual (German/English) book collects various texts and materials, among them Cage's script for Roaratorio and a complete transcription of the conversation between Cage and Schöning, of which only an excerpt is to be heard on the cassette.
Further enclosed is a large folded poster reproducing 9 of Cage's worksheets for Roaratorio.

First edition.
Soft cover book (ISBN 3-7610-8185-5), packaged in a clothbound cardboard box together with the poster and the cassette, which is mounted in a slot at the bottom inside the box.